Woman swimming in the beach

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is it permissible for a female to swim in the beach? I keep on my scarf and abaya and make sure there is no people around.


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A: It is illogical to say that there is nobody around the beach. You cannot restrict the movement of people. So how can a Muslim woman think of doing something through which her pardah etc. will be invaded.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)